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Mikhail Red drops details on his new film “Dead Kids”, “Block Z” and more

Mikhail Red drops details on his new film “Dead Kids”, “Block Z” and more

Mikhail Red drops details on his new film “Dead Kids”, “Block Z” and more

Last week, Mikhail Red took to his Instagram account to hold something of an AMA (ask me anything) sesh with his followers. In it, the acclaimed filmmaker of “Birdshot” gamely answered fan questions about his forthcoming projects—”Dead Kids”, “Block Z”, and “Eerie”, among others—via Instagram stories.

Here’s the lowdown.

Red’s new film, “Dead Kids” is currently in pre-production. He’d wrapped auditions for key roles in the film, as seen in his previous Instagram posts. Little is known about the new film, but according to the AMA it’s “loosely based on true events” and it’s inspired by Red’s generation.

The Facebook page for “Dead Kids” describes the film as a “young abduction thriller” about “a group of high school misfits planning an elaborate kidnap-for-ransom plot targeting their school’s alpha jock who is also the son of a wealthy narco-politician.”

I’ve spoken with Mikhail, and told me that “Dead Kids” will be released following “Block Z”, a zombie-thriller starring Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto. That film is set for release in December 2019, and it’s aiming for an R-13 rating.

Red also spoke about his other projects, including “Neomanila”, a coming-of-age thriller set against the backdrop of EKJs starring Eula Valdez and Timothy Mabalot. The film is currently available on VOD platforms in Europe, and Red shares that they’re working to make the film available locally.

“Rekorder”, his acclaimed debut feature, Red considers being the most difficult film to make. “I was young, inexperienced, and only had one camera and a one-million budget,” he says.